so i really need to get my glasses fixed because i can't see very well which means i space out all the time which means i cause problems at work and piss off my managers....oops
i've been thinkin lately about nietzsche's whole theory involving religion as a form of disempowerment. i just wanted to get my thoughts into words, so i'll apologize in advance if i contradict myself or spell things wrong or something, cause i'm just writing as i think...it's more of a ramble than anything, and it's not everything i think about it.
this is mainly focusing on catholicism. but i know there is a huge stress on fearing your own mortality. if you fear something which is inevitable, and worship in fear, then how is this helpful? i'm not denying that prayer and faith can be helpful for many people, but when it is something you limit your life to, and live in because you are scared to venture outside, that is when it becomes disempowering. your faith would not exist without the concept of mortality, so if the very concepts that drove what you believe in to exist are what you fear, then what are you even worshipping at all?
this is why i think buddhism is so beautiful. it accepts the fact of death, but brings a certain idea of immortality along with it. not a fear or mortality, rather an awareness of it and a really interesting acceptance. an awareness that your actions all exist within your mortality, and will be carried on to others' mortalities as well. karma is an incredible thing. also i love that there is not a god that people must worship because he is "almighty" and if you don't obey him you will be damned to hell. (what a limiting structure of life). instead you find enlightenment within yourself, and explore your own mind and life and past minds and lives within your own enlightenment.
i just wanted to get that out....
i've been feeling extremeley inspired lately and i know why but you don't get to know till i feel like saying it! hahaeehhhehe
i wish i could post pictures on this thing but my laptop is broken also (i break a lot of stuff i'm clumsy) and this weird computer won't let me upload my stuff onto photobucket.
peace up !... ;)